Search Results: "Douglas Waller"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A worthy read for aviation and military-history buffs."
Pilot, patriot, and popinjay: a thoroughgoing account of Billy Mitchell's now-forgotten fall from grace. Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Waller keeps the interest high and the pages turning in one of the more interesting spy books this year."
Former Newsweek and Time correspondent Waller expands on his earlier biography of the Office of Strategic Services founder (Wild Bill Donovan, 2011, etc.) with a history of the four men who worked for Donovan in the European theater.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"An eye-opening account of how our new vastly reduced, gentrified navy works, short of recruits, given more global peacetime missions than ever by civilian officials concerned with the military as an equal-opportunity employer."
Varied views from the cockpits of Navy planes and the ultracompetitive flight schools that process the best-trained flyers in the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 25, 1994

"An evenhanded appreciation of special forces and their varied roles in a Global Village that, despite the USSR's collapse, falls well short of being a peaceable kingdom. (First serial to Newsweek; Main Selection of the Military Book Club)"
From a Newsweek correspondent who's seen them in action on a number of fronts: an absorbing and informative briefing on the American military's elite but covert forces Drawing mainly on personal observations and interviews with over 200 of the roughly 46,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen who comprise the US Special Operations Command, Waller focuses on four outfits—the Army's Delta Force and Green Berets, the Navy's SEALs, and the so-called cowboys who fly the Pave Low helicopters that, among other missions impossible, put commando units where they have to be by day or night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2001

"Military buffs and would-be submariners will thrill with patriotic pride; others may wonder—as do some of the crew—is this trip necessary?"
A correspondent for Time magazine depicts a US nuclear sub and the demands made on its crew in such detail that the enemy (whoever that might be) could use it for a blueprint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS, YOU NEED GLASSES! by Ged Adamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A lighthearted introduction to the perks of wearing glasses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everything looks great when a myopic dog gets glasses.Read full book review >